Rental Assistance for Stratford Residents
by State Representative Joe Gresko, (D)
Connecticut House District 121
The Renters’ Rebate program opened April 1st, and runs through October 1st. This program provides rental reimbursement to elderly and disabled residents in need. These rebates can be up to $900 for married couples and $700 for individuals. The amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone) made in the prior calendar year.
Who is eligible?
Renters who meet the one-year state residency requirement, and are one of the following:
- A renter (or their spouse) who is 65 years of age or older, or
- A renter who is 50 years of age or older and is the surviving spouse of a renter who at the time of the renter’s death had qualified and was entitled to tax relief provided such spouse was domiciled with such renter at the time of the renters’ death, or
- A renter who is 18 years of age or older and eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
Applications can be made at the town social service agency or the Stratford Tax Assessor’s Office. For more information, please call the Renters’ Rebate Hotline at 860-418-6377
Please share with this information with anyone that might be able to take advantage of this program, which helps people on low or fixed incomes. During these difficult economic times, programs like this are more important than ever.
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